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John F. Kasson

John F. Kasson, who teaches history and American studies at the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill, is the author of Houdini, Tarzan and the Perfect Man; Amusing the Million; Rudeness and Civility; and Civilizing the Machine.

John F. Kasson

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Houdini, Tarzan, and the Perfect Man
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Houdini, Tarzan, and the Perfect Man

John F. Kasson
Farrar, Straus and Giroux
Hill and Wang

A remarkable new work from one of our premier historians

In his exciting new book, John F. Kasson examines the signs of crisis in American life a century ago, signs that new forces of...

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Civilizing the Machine
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Civilizing the Machine

John F. Kasson; With a New Preface by the Author
Farrar, Straus and Giroux
Hill and Wang

In Civilizing the Machine, John F. Kasson asks how new technologies have affected this drive for a republican civilization-and the question is as vital now as ever.

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Rudeness and Civility
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Rudeness and Civility

John F. Kasson
Farrar, Straus and Giroux
Hill and Wang

With keen insight and subtle humor, John F. Kasson explores the history and politics of etiquette from America's colonial times through the nineteenth century. He describes the transformation of...

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Amusing the Million
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Amusing the Million

John F. Kasson
Farrar, Straus and Giroux
Hill and Wang

Coney Island: the name still resonates with a sense of racy Brooklyn excitement, the echo of beach-front popular entertainment before World War I. Amusing the Million examines the historical...

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